Hi, how you going? I'm Ruben Schade, and I've been writing (and podcasting) about my interests on Rubénerd.com since 2004. The name is a portmanteau of Ruben and nerd that the 13 year iteration of me thought clever. Schade is German, and has a delightfully self-depracating meaning :).


I'm a super-artisanal virtual machine baker (by hobby and trade) at a Sydney, Australia based startup. Before this, I studied at the University of Technology Sydney; that place where Woz now teaches.

Despite my passport, I grew up in Singapore which I still consider home (lah). I miss the bad sitcoms, food, clean and reliable public transport, phone reception, unmetered internet, and that 24 hour buzz one feels in an Asian Tiger city. There's really nothing else like it.

VMs aside, I have far too many hobbies and interests. If I could have a superpower, it'd be to have many superpowers; the first of which I'd use to give me more hours in the day for all this stuff.

My partner in crime and life is Clara Tse, who took the photo above at the Sydney Anime and Manga Show. ♡

How to contact me

I can be reached at weblog2015@rubenschade.com. This rotates each year to cull spam. I get a lot of mail, so please don't take it personally if a quick response is not forthcoming.

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I also have the following sites, which one day I may even use.